Chasing & Repousse

Chasing & Repousse








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This class will cover the ancient technique of moving metal via chasing and repousse. This technique pushes the elasticity of metal to its limit and the allows us to create beautiful three-dimensional pieces of art from flat sheets metal. In this class we will be starting with the basics and moving into more advanced techniques as we progress. In order to grasp the technique on the first day, we will be creating small ring dishes and platters. The second day of class we will let our imaginations run wild and create any form of jewelry or art we desire. Throughout the class we will learn proper use of chasing tools along with the jewelers saw, flexshaft, files, drop shear, torch and forming stakes. We will also be covering various finishing techniques including natural liver of sulfur patina.


The Steel Yard is located at 27 Sims Avenue, Providence RI 02909


For all courses, students must wear a pair of close-toed shoes like sneakers or boots (no sandals, no flip-flops, no peep-toe pumps). Also, you should dress expecting to get a little dirty. Art is messy. In addition, students in metalworking courses must wear clothes made from either cotton or wool—synthetic fabrics like fleece and polyester are not safe near an open flame. Pants are required and long sleeves are recommended. Any clothing that has been frayed is not permitted. The studio is well stocked with heavy-duty welding jackets, but if you have your own, feel free to bring it.


All enrollments are subject to our REGISTRATION & ENROLLMENT POLICIES. Notable changes to accommodate the uncertainty during the current pandemic include the following adjustments to our policies:

Students may withdraw from a course without penalty within 5 days prior to the start of the course. Exceptions will be made for students impacted by COVID-19; in which case, last-minute withdrawals will be accommodated with documentation of a COVID-19 test (confirmation of appointment) for the student or their household member. For any cancellation of a paid course, students can expect to receive a full refund, less a $5 processing fee, to their original method of payment. Please allow for 10 business days before the refund is reflected on your account.


SCHOLARSHIPS applications are available for students who may not otherwise be able to enroll in a course.  Additionally, standing sliding scale scholarships exist for QT/BIPOC students.